Challenges and Competition of Air Transport



This chapter gives a global view of the challenges of future air transport starting first with a reflection of the ACARE Vision 2020 and Flightpath 2050 goals. The situation and perspective of energy demand and provision for air transport addresses especially the current developments in alternative fuels. A deeper look is provided at the structural and competitive situation of multimodal transport in various regions of the world. This provides a basis to assess market potentials of air transport. Some perspectives in different aviation technologies are discussed to provide a basis to assess future opportunities. A further section describes an integrated systems and technology approach to optimize the introduction of technologies across different stakeholders and substructures in the air transport system. At the end the chapter concludes with some changes and measures which should appear to realize a more efficient and competitive air transport system.


Aircraft Movement Multimodal Transport Natural Laminar Flow Flexible Aircraft Alternative Energy Carrier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARTS-DS Aeronautical Reserach & Technology ServiceFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Air Transportation SystemsTechnical University Hamburg-HarburgHamburgGermany

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